Phonics and Early Reading Policy
Looking for books to enhance your child's learning further at home? Browse by year group, key stage or even by topic and find quality texts for home as well.
Browse the lists by clicking the links below:
Did you know that Cornwall Council offer a free Borrow Box service? Here you can download and access hundreds of quality e-books and audiobooks using your smartphone or smart device.
Click the Borrow Box link to find out more.
Below are links to just a few of the quality audiobooks that you can access free of charge online:
Call of the Wild Y6
The Jungle Book
The House at Pooh Corner. A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 1
The House at Pooh Corner. A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 2
Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Green Ember
The Reluctant Dragon
How the Leopard got its Spots
The Owl and the Pussycat
Here you can access a whole range of books produced by Oxford Owl. These books no longer match our chosen Phonics programme, but they are still used throughout the school to support reading development and comprehension skills.
Fun downloadable activity packs to boost reading and writing for pleasure, linked to the latest children's books. Many free downloadable resources, which may support and develop your child's love for reading at home.
We no longer use Phonics Play to support our Phonics teaching in school, however it is still a fun, interactive resource that many children will enjoy to play at home. Please note, this service does require a subscription.
Outdoor reading provides the children with the opportunity to bring literacy and stories to life. At St Michael’s Primary School, we are firm believers that the outdoors holds a great wealth of opportunities for young people. We are fortunate to be surrounded by such a vast and inviting outdoor space.
Outdoor learning is a catalyst for encouraging cognitive, social and emotional development. This new and exciting reading area is the perfect environment for children to experience the true pleasure and joy of being immersed in a good book.
Our new outdoor reading space can be used as a “gather together” spot for reading aloud and for group reading sessions, or as a quieter space for individual and small group reading and learning.
Ask any child and most will tell you that they love being outside. One of the best outdoor learning activities is reading books: stepping into the fresh air and losing yourself in a good story.
They feed our imagination and allow us to create completely new worlds within our heads. Taking literature outside gives children the opportunity to explore it in a completely different environment, where the surroundings are incorporated into the experience and their imaginations can be set free.
Thank you to the FOSM who provided funding towards the shed and to the St Michael’s School Parent Community for generously stocking the shed with high quality children’s books.